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Donovan Varney

Donovan Varney C/OF

  • Gahanna, OH
  • Westerville North High School
  • Travel Team: Ohio Outlaws
  • Grad 2022
  • Ht 5'10''
  • Wt 185 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 80 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.00 Sec
  • Class 4

Running

  • 1.75 sec 10 Yds
  • 4.96 sec 40 Yds
  • 7.00 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.50 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 4.48 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 4.73 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 8'4'' Broad Jump
  • 6'3'' Lateral Jump (L)
  • 6'9'' Lateral Jump (R)
  • 132 psi Grip (L)
  • 123 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 80 mph mph Velocity
  • 45 Arm Grade

Position - OF

  • 40 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 50 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 48 Power Grade (R)
  • 86 mph mph Exit Velocity

Catching

  • 48 Receiving Grade
  • 48 Blocking Grade
  • 2.11 sec Release Time

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • 4Class Rating
  • CPosition Projection

03/21/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Dayton, OH Donovan continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process, centering balls out front. Receiving/blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. Pop times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying outstanding hitting abilities through an open setup. Hands are quick (86 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. Donovan has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.

08/17/2020 - National Evaluation and Tryout - Columbus, OH Dononvan continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a tremendous future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.00 runner. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer/exchange. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.11 and will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front and utilizes his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. At the plate, he continues to shine through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop.

08/04/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Dublin (Columbus), OH Donovan lowered pop times (2.25 seconds), improved catching grades, and raised arm velocity to 74 MPH during his last workout with The Factory. Behind the plate, Donovan sits in low and athletically and shows solid footwork. He keeps his eyes to the ball, blocks and receives well, and has a short arm action to 2nd base. In the OF, Donovan has a presentable glove, efficient footwork, and he fields squarely. He makes plays and has a quick exchange with consistency to his target. Offensively, Donovan has a tall/open stance, a short stride, and good balance. He tracks well, stays inside the baseball, and makes square contact consistently.

01/18/2019 - 2019 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament Donovan continues to show a promising future on the diamond as he continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the plate, he displays a clean transfer/exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.40 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss. He shows a solid setup and presents a low target. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls out front. At the plate, hitting abilities have improved through an open setup. He has fluid rhythm while getting good hand separation. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side.

01/12/2018 - 2018 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament Donovan is a hardworking and talented catching prospect. Behind the dish, Donovan shows the ability to block the ball laterally and controls the ball with his chest. He presents a big target and works under the low pitch well. Continuing to have a quick/clean exchange and creating momentum with his lower half will allow him to make more efficient throws to second base. At the plate, Donovan starts in a crouched stance and loads his hands back into the drive position. He attacks the ball with his lower half and keeps his barrel short to the ball. Donovan will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.

Profile

Donovan Varney Gahanna, OH info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position C
Grad Year 2022 Secondary Position OF
High School Westerville North High School Bats Right
Height 5'10'' Throws Right
Weight 185 LBS Arm 80 mph
60 YD 7.00

The chart below shows the levels of college baseball, along with the range of players with potential to be recruited at that level.

Division I Class 1 – 4
Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
NAIA Class 1 – 6
JUCO Class 1 – 8

Tool Grade Scale

Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "PRESENT" abilities (what he can do today), and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.

Tools are graded for all players and pitchers, regardless of age or graduation year. However, for High School players we use only grades 20-70 (grades 10-18 do not apply), while for Middle School players we use only grades 10-52 (grades 55-70 do not apply).

Grade Middle School (Ages 11-13) Description High School (Ages 14-18) Description 10 Yard Dash (seconds) 40 Yard Dash (seconds) 60 Yard Dash (seconds) Home-1B LHH (seconds) Home-1B RHH (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [LEFT] (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [RIGHT] (seconds) Broad Jump (inches) Lateral Broad [LEFT] (inches) Lateral Broad [RIGHT] (inches) Grip Strength [LEFT] (psi) Grip Strength [RIGHT] (psi) FB & Raw Velocity (mph) Bat Exit Velocity (mph) Catcher Release (seconds)
10 Poor -----N/A----- 2.50+ 7.50+ 10.50+ 6.70+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 35- 35- 35- 30- 30- 40- 30- 3.70+
12 Well Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.40 7.40 10.00 6.40 6.50 6.60 6.60 40 38 38 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 42 42 40 40 45 38 3.25
18 Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.30 7.20 9.50 6.00 6.10 6.20 6.20 50 46 46 45 45 48 40 3.15
20   Poor 2.25 7.00 9.25 5.90 6.00 6.00 6.00 55 50 50 50 50 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 54 54 55 55 54 50 3.00
25   Well Below Avg 2.10 6.25 8.75 5.70 5.80 5.75 5.75 64 58 58 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 62 62 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 64 64 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 68 68 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 72 72 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 74 74 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 76 76 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 80 80 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 84 84 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 88 88 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 92 92 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 96 96 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 100 100 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 104 104 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 106 106 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 108 108 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 110 110 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 112 112 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 115+ 115+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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